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with montana democrats. and now the denver post one of the largest papers in the mountain region is calling for a public option, saying it's the only way to bring about real reform. it it's the best way to slow escalating health care costs and expand access to quality care. the country ultimately will lose if the public option vanishes because of the democratic's best effort to reform health care. what's going on with max baucus. >> i think we'll feel the impact of that editorial, we have got a lot of congressional elections here that are going to be contested. congressman john salazar is up for a tough election. becky mary up for a tough election and i think you'll see the republican editorial peace sup for debate. they have said that they conc t conceptually support a public option. but you never know what's going to happen in the negotiation. in relation to max baucus, a new poll came out showing that the democrats in montana, quite a small state are extremely unhappy with baucus on the issue of health care and baucus who said he strongly supports a public option, but has subsequently -
deep in a trout stream in montana, as well. amin, are we reading too much of the body language here? is. >> clearly, bernanke was a bush appointee. obama was not expected early on to reappoint him, but his performance and popularity on wall street really drove the president's decision mere. and we're getting a little bit more detail on how this all went down. i'm told by an administration source they actually decided a couple weeks ago to do this in late august, and that the president offered this job to ben bernanke just the president, tim geithner and bernanke in the white house together on wednesday last week at about 8:00 p.m. at night. so they have known for a little while they were going to do it. and my question is why the head fake when they told us they weren't going to make any news yesterday. >> and is that because conspiracy theorist in me says maybe that's because the deficit numbers were going to come out today, as well, and maybe that really -- this event pushes that aside and people weren't necessarily focused on the $9 trillion deficit. >> yeah, you've got to get out yo
baucus of montana, helped up by chuck grassley of iowa. if they include a plan that does not include a public option and will satisfy liberals and attract conservatives, there is a new ball game that could eliminate the possibility of a government takeover of this public option. however, if the finance committee cannot, that is a signal reconciliation is looming. shepard: if he cannot tell it to republicans, he will not be able to sell it. >> basically, and it depends whether or not the president's own pleasures hold up. can they do this without destroying the insurance market, without limiting the relationship and services a doctor provides? shepard: if you are interested in reconciliation, how it has been used, you should go to google and google it. there are probably a lot of citations of your senator. do your own research. it is too important to just listen to me about. that is foreshore. all right. i want to move on to your story today. the democrats are trying to repacked the message today? >> is the reset button, and they are punching a tomorrow, starting in phoenix. there hav
of reform. that tends to be, by the way, in those states -- wyoming, montana -- those who have gas and oil and their economy has been fairly stable through this period of downturn for the rest of the country. host: put on your hat as former supervisor of fairfax county and the work -- if you are a school administrator in me get this money, what happens in 2011 or 2012? guest: exacta. that is the concern that has been stated. they are frightened to death of the funding cliff. what happens after the stimulus dollars on out? they are concerned about retaining staff that they know they will have to let go in one year or two years. or starting programs that are going to require that level of funding and then a year or two, they will not have that level of funding. what happens then? i kentucky in the 27 years of superintendent, the worst thing you can do is start a successful program and then say, we have to stop this program because we don't have the money. it does not work well in most communities. host: percentage wise -- and i know it varies -- how much money comes from local and regional g
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